Friday, May 1, 2015

Meeting Dorothy Grant at last

Image from Dorothy Grant

My neighbour has known Haida and fashion artist Dorothy Grant since she was a teenager. For many years Pinky has done meticulous fine hand stitching on Dorothy's traditional Haida art clothing.

I was delighted to meet the artist when she came by to pick up a blue white and black scarf on which my friend had done the applique.

This internationally recognized couturier is a fashion leader and a mentor to other Native North American fashionistas. Her creation of  unique Haida clothing designs will soon be formally recognized.

On May 8, Dorothy Grant will be invested with the Order of Canada. More of her stunning designer clothing can be seen here.

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